CNN is “more disgusting than the porno version of Precious.”


I'm better than you and I know it

Those are the immortal words of Josh Zerkle (second item from bottom). The cable news outlet provoked his ire because they recently called for a crackdown against free speech. Wipe your feet on the Constitution, Newsbusters:

Anchors Kyra Phillips and John Roberts discussed the “mixed blessing of the internet,” and agreed that there should be a crackdown on anonymous bloggers who disparage others on the internet.

“There are so many great things that the internet does and has to offer, but at the same time, Kyra, as you know, there is this dark side,” Roberts said. “Imagine what would have happened if we hadn’t taken a look at what happened with Shirley Sherrod and plumbed the depths further and found out that what had been posted on the internet was not in fact reflective of what she said.”

The common rap against Republicans is that they are evil, selfish corporate psychopaths. In essence the claim is that they have an inherently zero-sum, me-versus-them, mentality that is slowly ruining the world. Benefits that derive from corporate action, either to consumers or charitable giving, are discounted because they’re tainted with this haze of bad behavior.

The thing that bothers me most about liberals is their mental divide between ‘us-and-them’, which gets significantly less press. Whether it’s Al Gore preaching green practices from his resource-guzzling fortress of solitude, or John Kerry ignoring his own protectionist rhetoric to play with his fancy yacht in the neighboring low-tax jurisdiction, Democrats are more like their Republican straw-men than they would like anyone to realize.

There’s evidence that we all do a mental balancing act between good deeds and bad. University of Toronto researchers found that just being exposed to ‘green’ products marketing made people feel more virtuous. That feeling, in turn, drove study participants to behave markedly less virtuously. Perhaps that’s why Democrat excesses seem so blatantly two-faced; if a statist like Al Gore truly believes that he’s literally saving the world, is there any wrong big enough to offset that in his mental calculus? So the freedom of speech is super important, you guys, as long as it extends just to CNN.

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One Response to CNN is “more disgusting than the porno version of Precious.”

  1. Brian Dunbar says:

    . Wipe your feet on the Constitution, Newsbusters:

    Newsbusters appears to be the site reporting the problem, not the group with the problem.

    Man. I wish I watched CNN so I could stop watching as a token protest.

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